NRL to give up on Sydney ‘experiment’

BY DAN Repeated poor performances and atrocious crowds are leading NRL executives to consider removing the competition’s presence from Sydney.  After only 28,000 people turned out to Saturday’s preliminary final at Alliance stadium, there is pressure for the NRL to focus its efforts on its more traditional support areas like Townsville, Leeton and Melbourne. One … More NRL to give up on Sydney ‘experiment’

Raiders 2017 Review Part 2: Insidious Ill-Discipline

Part 1 of our 2017 Season Review outlined that the Raiders had not met expectations in 2017. Further, they had not even reached their potential win expectation. We continue our Season Review with Part 2 in which we seek to understand what went wrong. FYI – it’s not a happy read. If you need to … More Raiders 2017 Review Part 2: Insidious Ill-Discipline

Raiders 2017 Review Part I: Failure and Expectations

BY DAN When you climb the mountain again, you still have to start at the bottom The Raiders started 2017 as one of the select group considered likely to be playing in the last weekend in September. A top 4 finish was considered almost inevitable by most commentators. The Raiders had achieved so much in … More Raiders 2017 Review Part I: Failure and Expectations